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Insider’s Guide to Chicago Outdoor Ice Rinks

We’re a little bit spoiled when it comes to outdoor ice skating in Chicago. There are no less than a dozen rinks scattered throughout the city managed by private organizations, community groups, and the city. Here are six of our favorite places for outdoor skating...


Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in Chicago

Don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? We hear you. Thankfully, not every Chicago restaurant is taking the day off and many are offering prix fixe menus to make Turkey Day easier. Be warned: most require reservations and reservations do go fast. Here are eight Thanksgiving...



Essential Guide to Chicago Halloween, 2017

Chicagoans have a seemingly endless number of Halloween parties, parades, and events. One could go mad trying to navigate through all of the options. We want to make it easier for you. Here are some of our top picks for Halloween weekend in Chicago....


Hyde Park Needs Your Help to Win Preservation Grant

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express partnered up with the National Main Street Center to create Partners in Preservation, an initiative to preserve and increase awareness of historical American sites. The 2017 Partners in Preservation: Main Street campaign is working to...


Orkin Ranks Chicago Rat King Of The US

Who’s the rattiest? We’re the rattiest! Thanks to pest control company Orkin, Chicago has been declared the Rattiest City in the country for the fourth year in a row. The other top five rat cities are New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, and...


7 Perfect Spots to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago

Grab your picnic basket and everything red, white, and blue that you own—America’s favorite summer holiday is almost here. Of course, we’re talking about the 4th of July, a great day when everyone can dress in the most absurdly patriotic thing they can find,...



2018 Upper Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide

We’re heading into winter but the summer music festival season is already getting started. As new info coming in we’re updating these dates from 2017 to reflect 2018. Chicago doesn’t receive enough credit for the sheer number of music festivals it hosts every year....